Ingenuity in Darlington

Here are some of the reasons Darlington is ingenious…

  • Home of the world’s first passenger railway – On 27 September 1825, George Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion No1’ travelled from Darlington to Stockton.

  • A subsea centre – without any sea – Darlington is a respected and developing UK centre of the subsea sector.

  • On the nation’s radar – Darlington is the site of the £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, run by the CPI. They are creating the medicines of the future.
  • World-famous structures made in Darlington – The Cleveland Bridge Company has built: the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Wembley Arch, and more recently parts of The Shard and Canary Wharf.

  • Half a century of ‘enginuity’ – Cummins Darlington celebrated 50 years of engine production in 2015.

  • The UK’S first celebration of sustainable living – we are the birthplace of the ‘Festival of Thrift’.
  • Flying the flag for Darlington – For more than 40 years Darlington’s Harrison EDS has been the leading UK manufacturer of high quality flags.

  • More than 130 years of broadening skills – Henry Williams have been involved in the railway industry since 1883.

  • One of the best places to live in the UK – Two separate independent reports ranked Darlington as among the best places to live in the UK.